I hadn't intended on taking such a long baby break - just January and February - but March and April were filled with sickness for half the girls in my group, so our meeting kept getting postponed.
My girls (and their momma!) were so excited to finally have friends over again. The meeting began at 3:30, but we happily visited with guests until about 9pm, long after the meeting had ended. It was so nice!
This meeting focused on the gift of Fortitude and St. Joan of Arc. Despite the months I had to prepare, by Thursday morning I hadn't done a thing to get ready, but thankfully everything fell into place. Here are a few highlights from our meeting:
~ Coloring Pages ~
St. Joan of Arc from CHC
St. Joan of Arc 2 from CHC
St. Joan of Arc from St. John's
St. Joan of Arc from St. Anne's Helper
My mother-in-law also sent each of the girls in my group a copy of The Way of the Cross Coloring Book which was recently published by Aquinas Kids. Even though I wasn't able to get them to the girls during Lent they were all very excited and loved looking through the beautiful pages.
~ Wreath IV Lap Book ~
We had a short lesson on the gift of Fortitude and St. Joan of Arc, and then continued our lesson by reviewing our Lap Book mini-books from our last meeting, and then working on the new additions for the gift of Fortitude.
Here is an overview of what was completed (*some are taken home to complete):
- Review last month's gift and add Mini Books that were completed at home
- Add Definition and Motto for the Gift of Fortitude
- Add the correct Jewel to the Treasure Box
- Complete the Saint Profile*
- Complete the Convert Profile*
- Research and Complete the Mini Book "Church Struggles from History that required Fortitude" to share at the next meeting*
Movie Suggestion from Member's Guide:
The Scarlet and the Black
The Scarlet and the Black
~ Notebook Pages ~
You can download my document here.
~ Craft ~
We hung them on the window to see how they'd look:
We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee.
Because by Thy holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world.
~ Snack Time ~
Saintly Symbols Cupcakes :: St. Joan of Arc
White Cupcakes (baked in Yellow Cupcake Liners), topped with some homemade frosting, gold sprinkles, and a chocolate fleur de lis (made with this Candy Mold).
The feast of St. Joan of Arc is celebrated on May 30th.
~ Group Photo ~
Grant me the Gift of Fortitude, so that I may overcome courageously all the assaults of the devil, and all the dangers of this world which threaten the salvation of my soul.
St. Joan of Arc, pray for us!